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Nevada’s lone black congressman backs Biden before caucuses

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 14, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, the only black member of Nevada's congressional delegation, is endorsing Joe Biden for president on the eve of early voting in the state's caucuses.The Democrat said in a statement shared with The Associated...

Nevada Democrats unveil new caucus plan after Iowa chaos

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 13, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Democrats have released a revamped plan for the Feb. 22 caucuses, adding measures intended to avoid a repeat of problems that ensnared Iowa's vote. But they will still rely on a complex process involving internet-connected iPads...

Wanted: Texas Republicans need new voters in 2020, and fast

By PAUL J. WEBER | February 13, 2020

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — It's normal to target new voters ahead of Super Tuesday. Think volunteers holding clipboards at street festivals, malls or outside grocery stores. Democrats in Texas have made it a perennial focus, hoping they can end decades...

In South, Bloomberg aims to move past stop-and-frisk remarks

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 13, 2020

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg sought to move past newly resurfaced years-old comments in which he defended the controversial “stop-and-frisk" policing tactic that has been found to disproportionately affect minorities.The billionaire...

2020 hopefuls eye Super Tuesday even as 2 other states loom

By WILL WEISSERT | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada votes next and then South Carolina. But top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are already looking ahead to the biggest prize on the primary calendar: Super Tuesday, the slate of contests when more than...

The Latest: Bloomberg says he’s prepared to take on Trump

February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary campaign (all times local):8:50 p.m.Michael Bloomberg says none of the other candidates in the Democratic primary field had answers when asked in last week’s debate why they’re better...

After Iowa caucus problems, concerns grow over Nevada’s plan

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 12, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Concerns have been growing that next week's Nevada caucuses could offer a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa vote, with Nevada facing many of the same organizational and technical challenges that crippled Iowa’s process.Volunteers...

Italian Senate votes to lift right-wing leader’s immunity

By FRANCES D'EMILIO | February 12, 2020

ROME (AP) — The Italian Senate voted by a large margin Wednesday to allow the prosecution of right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini for making 131 rescued migrants to remain on a coast guard vessel for days when he was Italy's interior minister.Salvini's...

Buttigieg lands black South Carolina lawmaker’s endorsement

By MEG KINNARD | February 12, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg is picking up his first endorsement among South Carolina’s black lawmakers as attention in the early voting contest turns toward more diverse states.Buttigieg‘s campaign announced...

Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE, and HUNTER WOODALL | February 12, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old...

Small New Hampshire town votes for Bloomberg in primary

February 11, 2020

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is not even on the ballot, won the votes of a tiny New Hampshire community that barely hung onto its tradition of being among the first to make their picks in the presidential...

Nevada Democrats to rely on paper-based early caucus voting

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 11, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s Democratic Party has announced new paper-based balloting for its early vote starting Saturday as it scrambles to reconfigure plans and avoid tech problems and reporting delays that mired Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.The...